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Two easy beginner quilt blocks

These two blocks are quite different but both are quick and simple.

Which block you like best? Snow ball or Woven quilt block?

Learn to make a Snow ball and a Woven quilt blocks

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Rib stitch – easy knitting tutorial

So far we’ve learned to cast on, garter stitch, slipped stitch, bind of or cast off and stockinette stitch.

Time to learn another basic stitch: rib stitch. You basically already know how to do this stitch. It uses two basic stitches, knit and purl.

Check it out!

Abbreviations on patterns

Rib stitch video tutorial

Framing improv patchwork video tutorial

This patchwork makes a great gift and it’s quick and easy to make.

I decided to make an improv piece but you could as well frame a favorite block.

The most important thing is to have fun.

How to make improv patchwork for framing

How cute is that?

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Framed improv patchwork video tutorial

Two diamond quilt blocks – video tutorial

How do you like these little blocks?

They’re modern and they’re fun. Check out the website and give them a try!

Learn to make two different diamond quilt blocks

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Two diamond quilt blocks video tutorial

Mini Grecian square quilt block – Tiny quilt QAL

Grecian square is a classic block.

The block finished size is 3″ x 3″.

The video demonstrates how to make the block with foundation piecing. In such small sizes I find it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block that using traditional piecing. but traditional templates are also available on my Etsy shop.

I used regular copy paper but you may find it to be a bit thick.

You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

Let’s get to it!

How to make a 3″ grecian square block

Note: I recently started to use an Add a quarter ruler, the yellow ruler in the video, after some followers recommended it and I have to say it’s a true time saver.

Download the foundation paper template

Traditional templates

Traditional templates are available on my Etsy shop.

Don’t forget to join my Facebook group so you can show photos of your quilts and blocks, see everyone else’s quilts and just share tips and experiences.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there